Placid Planet Time Trial Series Spring 2017
The annual Placid Planet Bicycles Spring Time Trial Series will run for six weeks starting Wednesday, May 3 and continuing May 10, 17, and 24, and June 7. The time trials are held on River Road in Lake Placid, starting from near the ski jumps—this year please park at the steel bridge ca. 1 mile north on River Road and cycle to the start, since the usual parking area will be taken over by bridge construction on Rt. 73. The course is an out-and-back turning around just before River Rd. hits Rt. 86, total just shy of 8 miles. Be there by 6pm; first rider goes at 6:30 pm. Entry is free and any kind of bicycle is acceptable, but helmets are required. Participants must sign a waiver, and parents must sign for those under 18. There are competitions for men’s and women’s series champions, with prizes. Questions please call Kenny Boettger at Placid Planet Bicycles at 518-523-4128 during business hours.
Team Placid Planet Kids' Time Trials
This year for the second time Team Placid Planet will hold a Kid’s Time Trial for four weeks starting Wednesday, May 17 and continuing 24 and 31 and June 7. The course will follow the adult course out River Road to a turn-around at Deerwood Trail; approximately three miles total. Be there by 5:30; first rider goes at 6 pm. Please park at the steel bridge on River Road. Entry is free and any kind of bicycle is acceptable but helmets are mandatory. Ages 12 and up may ride alone; children ages 9-11 are allowed with a parent accompanying. In either case a parent must sign a waiver. There will be prizes at the end of the series for both boys and girls. Questions please call Jim Walker at 518-637-6590 before 9pm.
Saranac Lake Bicycle Rodeo 2017, date TBA:
The Bicycle Rodeo in Saranac Lake will occur on a Saturday in late May or early June from 10:00 to Noon at the Civic Center in Saranac Lake, exact date to be announced. We will have helmets to fit, a large course for the youngsters to negotiate, and bike-check area to check brakes, tires, seat height, etc. The Saranac Lake Police Benevolent Association will organize the course.
The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake welcomes any assistance from Team Placid Planet and others.
Any questions contact Tim Holmes at 637-1444, or Dan Reilly at 891-1616, or Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilmington Race Weekend will not be held in 2017:
Due to low turnout in recent years we we suspended our race weekend in 2016 and will not be holding it in 2017. Thank you to all those who did participate and especially to our volunteers and sponsors. We may be back in future years but need to take a step back and see whether the downward trend in road bike racing turns around.